27 Aug 2015
The Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts brings together Santos Productions Academy and Allegro Music Productions.
Santos Productions Academy was founded in 2007. Since their humble beginnings have grown from strength to strength. The Choir has become Double European Champions in the Pop and Gospel Categories at the European Choir Games and won many Gold and Silver medals at various other international choral competitions. The actors and singers have also won many awards at the Gibraltar Drama Festival and the Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians respectively. Santos Productions Academy has brought singing and acting to the forefront and boasts over 150 students of all ages.
Allegro Music Productions has provided performance opportunities for children to showcase their instrumental and vocal talent over the last 10 years. They have held several concerts a year as well as the annual 'Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians'. By liaising with all the wonderful music tutors in Gibraltar hundreds of children have participated at these events with piano, string, brass, wind and vocals. Allegro have also provided schools with ocarinas to encourage more children to take up an instrument, held music seminars for teachers and workshops for music students.
By bringing together the singing, drama and instruments to the Academy, together with many of Gibraltar's talented music tutors, we hope to create a vibrant Musical hub for the youth of Gibraltar where the children can continue their development as musicians and performers in a safe and creative environment. Santos Productions Academy and Allegro Music Productions will now operate jointly under the banner of the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts.